Ryan O'Neal and Oprah
Photo: George Burns/Harpo Studios
PAGE 4
Ryan says the final years of Farrah's life taught him something important—he picked the right girl. "I never loved her more than I did that last couple of years," he says.

That girl was once considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, but as Ryan says, she was down-to-earth and living her dream. "She was basically this simple girl from Texas who never expected to have this kind of career," he says. "[It was] so endearing."

One thing Farrah will always be remembered for is her signature, feathered haircut, a style Ryan says she wore for a specific reason. "I [asked her]: 'Why do you wear your hair like that? It's like a lioness,'" Ryan says. "I said, 'Nobody can see you.' And she said, 'That's why I do it.'"
FROM: Love Story Reunion: Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal
Published on October 12, 2010

NEXT STORY

Comment

LONG FORM
ONE WORD